Our Office Has Moved


The Statesboro SBDC is now located in downtown Statesboro.  Please visit us at our new location at City Campus:

58 East Main Street, Suite D

Statesboro, GA  30458

Or give us a call:  912.478.7232


Learn How to Use QuickBooks 2014!

QuickBooks Basics Course
Friday, November 14, 2014


Sponsored by Thigpen, Lanier, Westerfield & Deal

Georgia Southern University – College of Education
237 Forest Drive, Room 2167
Statesboro, GA  30458
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Free Lunch and Parking Provided!

Contact Joy Johnson:  912.478.7232

Cost:  $169 *

* Limited partial scholarships are available thanks to the generous sponsorship of Thigpen, Lanier, Westerfield & Deal. Call us today for details!

This course provides an introduction to all of the functional areas within the QuickBooks environment. Using case studies, the course will allow participants to gain practical, hands-on experience necessary to help them manage their businesses. The all-day course consists of the following modules:


Module 1: Accounting Principles and New Company Setup

Whether you need a refresher or an introduction to computer-assisted accounting, this module can help you gain a better understanding of accounting basics, including an introduction to the double entry system, accounting methods and concepts. Using a sample case study, participants will review the process of setting up a new company data file.


Module 2: Customizing Your Data File

This module will provide participants with all the steps necessary to customize your data file and will include other topics such as setting up individual and company preferences, activating and deactivating specific functions within the application and customizing built in templates. Participants will also learn how to set up a master list which will include a chart of accounts, items, customers, vendors and other name lists and terms.


Module 3: Daily Transactions

Daily activities including creating purchase orders, estimates, invoicing, credit memos, receiving payments, recording cash and credit card deposits, entering and paying bills, entering credit card charges, writing and processing checks and reconciling bank statements will be covered in this module.


Module 4: Reports

This module will cover generating and customizing reports, memorizing transactions, using filters and passwords, closing the books and backing up data files.


Welcome Consultant Becky Brownlee!

Becky BrownleePlease join us in welcoming Consultant, Becky Brownlee to the Georgia Southern University SBDC.

Becky Brownlee
MBA – South University
BA in Industrial Relations – UNC Chapel Hill

Mrs. Brownlee has been a small business owner for over 20 years. She has owned businesses in manufacturing, specialty retail, beauty and trade schools, health and fitness, and real estate and construction. In addition to owning her own businesses, she also has experience in the financial, hospitality and insurance sectors. Mrs. Brownlee’s businesses have encompassed both independent and franchise operations. She has extensive experience in and knowledge of operating a franchise business and franchisee to franchisor relations. She also specializes in all aspects of commercial real estate including site/space selection, building/ land acquisition and financing, lease negotiations, zoning, construction and permitting.

Five tips for developing effective copy for your website

By Jason Anderson, Director of the Georgia Southern SBDC

The old adage that first impressions are everything rings true in many areas of business, especially regarding your business’s website. Research concludes that Web users decide within ten seconds whether to continue reading a page or to move on.

That means your business’s website has ten seconds to clearly communicate its value to your readers. A big part of that communication is the text (also called copy) on your site. To develop effective copy, follow these tips:

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Georgia Southern COBA Student Team Pelorus competes in Atlanta Business Plan Competition

Georgia Southern University College of Business Student Team Pelorus did a great job pitching at TiE Atlanta’s University Business Plan Competition on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Congratulations to Harlan Trapani and students Rick Murray, and Jason Roe for making it to the final round of the competition.  The team was coached and mentored by College of Business Entrepreneurship Professor Chris Welter and SBDC Director Jason Anderson.

Team Pelorus with Chris Welter and Jason Anderson

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